I want to drive from halfmoon bay to santa Cruz. I am not driving on freeways right now and am a new driver in US, so just wanted to know how is the drive and what is the speed limit of CA 1 on this stretch?
>>what is the speed limit of CA 1 on this stretch?<<
It's ok to drive slower than the speed limit (if that's what you're concerned about). I would not drive faster than the speed limit, given your situation. If more than 3 cars are following closely behind you (in other words, your speed is slowing them down), the law requires that you pull over when safe to let them pass.
Susan, the law actually states to use turnout for more than 5 cars following, and yo use designated turnouts (labeled by sign). CalTrans is so sign-crazy, it will be impossible not to know the speed limit just by watching for signs.
How will you get to half moon bay in the first place ? Where are you starting from
>>Susan, the law actually states to use turnout for more than 5 cars following, <<
I can never remember the legal number, but it seems to me that if you're holding up 3 people, it's just courteous to move aside when you can. (In fact, if there's even one car that's really riding my bumper, I'll pull over to them them pass...)
And while I won't pull off if it's dangerous, I'm not going to insist on my right to wait for a marked turnout to let folks go by.